Empowering Municipalities for Sustainable Waste Management: CWIS Workshops in Lalmonirhat and Nilphamari Paurashavas

In an effort to bolster sanitation initiatives and promote sustainable waste management practices, a team from Department of Public Health Engineering, ITN-BUET and CWIS-FSM Support Cell facilitated workshops on CWIS at Lalmonirhat and Nilphamari Paurashavas…

September 18, 2023

Public health engineers capacitated on CWIS

Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) is a public service approach for reaching the urban sanitation SDGs that accelerates progress in providing safe sanitation services. ITN-BUET, in collaboration with the CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE, organized a ‘Specialized Training on CWIS’ for DPHE engineers to enhance their capacity and understandings. Executive Engineers of DPHE representing 24 districts attended the training from 9 to 11 September 2023.

September 11, 2023

Sustainability of CWIS interventions demands capacity enhancement on FSM business and financial models

ITN-BUET, in partnership with CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE and SNV Netherlands Development Organization, is developing training modules for ‘FSM Business and Marketing’ for private operators and ‘FSM Financial Model’ for paurashavas and city corporations. These modules aim to enhance skills and financial planning for better sanitation practices, benefiting communities and the environment.

September 03, 2023

Extensive training needs assessment of the cities for enhancing CWIS capacity

The primary aim of this workshop was to identify the training priorities and contextual requirements for the ten Paurashavas (municipalities) in Bangladesh. 68 participants from ten cities, including 11 women, attended the assessment. Among them were key figures such as Mayor, Panel Mayor, Women Councilors, Paura Nirbahi Officers, Executive Engineers, Town Planners, Conservancy Officers, and Water and Sanitation Superintendents from these Paurashavas.

August 19, 2023

Paurashava personnel trained to ensure gender-responsive services in WASH sector

Paurashava personnel from Kushtia and Faridpur municipalities gathered for a two-day training from 31 July to 01 August on ‘Enhancing Gender Equality and Inclusion in WASH Services.’ ITN-BUET and the CWIS-FSM Support Cell, DPHE jointly organized the training at ITN-BUET to strengthen gender equality and inclusion in the WASH sector.

August 01, 2023

DHPE Officials are capacitated on Fecal Sludge and Solid Waste Management

DPHE and ITN-BUET jointly organized a four-day training program on fecal sludge and solid waste management in Cox’s Bazar from July 24th to 27th, 2023. The training was attended by 22 DPHE officials, including four female engineers, from various cities. The goal of the training was to equip the officials with the necessary expertise to address the needs of water, sanitation, and hygiene for forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals (FDMN).

July 27, 2023

ITN-BUET trained laboratory personnel on determining pathogenic parameters for fecal sludge and wastewater

ITN-BUET conducted a four-day laboratory training to determine pathogenic parameters in fecal sludge and wastewater, supporting the country’s initiative to achieve SDG 6. The training took place from 10th to 13th July 2023, and a total of 19 participants from 11 laboratories across the country…

July 13, 2023

Comprehensive training to bring positive change for sanitation and waste workers of Nepal

Sanitation and waste workers, who play a vital role in maintaining cleanliness of a city, face a significant knowledge gap in health, safety, and hygiene, impacting their well-being and dignity. To address this, ITN-BUET conducted two comprehensive two-day international Training of Trainers …

July 11, 2023

Enhancing sludge treatment efficiency through an innovative approach

Enhancing sludge treatment efficiency through an innovative approach

A research project supported by ITN-BUET demonstrated the performance of electrode-assisted wetlands, known as microbial fuel cell constructed wetlands, under various conditions. A comparative study was conducted to evaluate the impact of aeration, plants, electrodes, and pollutant loads on these systems.

July 08, 2023

ITN-BUET Publishes Fecal Sludge Testing Protocol

In a significant development concerning the management of fecal sludge, ITN-BUET has recently published a comprehensive fecal sludge testing protocol. This pioneering protocol is designed to assist laboratory personnel, researchers, sector partners, and local government institutions (LGIs) in testing various parameters essential for characterization of fecal sludge.

June 26, 2023